Candidate Information for Media

Name: John R. McAlister
Candidate for: U.S. Senate in Ohio
Party Affiliation: Libertarian
Campaign Address: McAlister for U.S. Senate, 2550 Corporate Exchange, Suite 101, Columbus, OH 43231
Phone: 614-898-0015, Fax: 614-475-0095
Email: source@columbus.rr.com
Website: http://www.JohnForUSSenate.com
Residence: Gahanna, suburb of Columbus
Age: 55, on March 25, 2000, born 1945
Place of Birth: Detroit, have lived in Ohio since 1950
Present Political Office Held: None
Previous Office Held: None
Employment: Owner, Source Benefits, Individual and Small Group Health Insurance Agency. Insurance Agent since 1974.
Education: Graduate Hilliard High School, 1963, Murray State University, BS Business, 1968
Military Service: U.S. Army, 1968, 1969
Religious Affiliation: No Preference
Organization Memberships:National Association of Health Underwriters, Westerville Bicycle Club, Past Central Region Chair of Libertarian Party of Ohio, Founder of Libertarian Studies Organization - www.libertarianstudy.itgo.com, Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership, NRA, GOA, Institute for Justice, Foundation for Economic Education.
Family: Married 32 years, wife Sally, two married children

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1. Reduce the size of the federal government to it's proper role under the Constitution, thereby eliminating the need for the income tax. To that end as Ohio's U.S. Senator I would:

2. The "drug war" is not working. We are spending billions of dollars, arresting and jailing millions of people, as military style police units trample on the Bill of Rights of the Constitution in pursuing the "enemy" -- people who many times have committed no harm against anyone else's life, liberty or property. Certainly we all know that abuse of drugs can destroy lives, but we must stop a failed policy that currently benefits primarily politicians, bureaucrats and criminals.If elected to the Senate I will do everything within my power to eliminate the need for a "Drug War" by establishing a more rational policy for our country in dealing with drug abuse. See: Drug War

3. With the elimination of the income tax the "special interests" in Washington will fade away and Congress will get back to a citizen legislature rather than a place run by career politicians. I want my election to the U.S. Senate to be a signal to the rest of the country that America wants a Congress that is run by citizen legislators made up from a broad cross section of the population rather than a disproportionate number of lawyers.

Also, as Ohio's Senator I would work to pass and send to the states for their approval a constitutional amendment limiting senators to two terms in office and representatives to three terms, in order to return the legislature to citizen legislators.